Best Recipe for Delicious Dal Gosht/Dal Chicken

Recipe to prepare best Dal Gosht or Dal Chicken, check the list of ingredients and procedure to prepare Dal Gosht/Dal Chicken.

Best Gosht Dal Chicken Recipe
Best Dal Gosht or Dal Chicken Recipe.

Dal Chicken or Dal Gosht is a crowd favourite during Eid. The lentils used in this dish are Chickpeas lentils/Chana dal, Pigeonpea lentils/Arhar dal/Toor dal, and Red lentils/Masoor dal. All the lentils mentioned have a distinct flavor of their own, and when the chicken joins this combination, it takes it to another level.

Ingredients for Dal Gosht/Dal Chicken

  • Chickpeas lentils/Chana dal – 150 grams
  • Pigeonpea lentils/Arhar dal/Toor dal – 25grams/2 tablespoon
  • Red lentils/Masoor dal – 15 grams/1 tablespoon
  • Chicken Breast – 500 grams
  • Onions – 2 pieces chopped
  • Tomato – 2 pieces chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Desi Ghee – 2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – A pinch
  • Salt – According to taste
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Corriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Corriander – For garnish

Procedure to prepare Dal Gosht/Dal Chicken:

  1. Soak Chickpeas lentils/Chana dal for at least 2 hours. After soaking, add all three lentils/dal in a pressure cooker and add a pinch of salt and turmeric to it along with 700-800 ml of water. Now pressure cook the lentils for 2-3 whistles.
  2. Meanwhile, parallelly take a kadhai/wok/frying pan on a medium-high flame and add desi ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the cumin seeds start to pop, add the onions to the pan. Saute the onions for around 3-4 minutes, and then add ginger-garlic paste. Saute this for about a minute or so till the raw flavour of ginger and garlic are gone.
  4. To the sauteed onions, add Kashmiri Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Corriander powder, Garam Masala powder and saute for a minute or so. Add half a cup of water to the mixture if required to cook the masalas properly. Make sure you don’t use spices much, as they might overpower the natural flavour of lentils/dal.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and salt. Cook them along with onions for 2-3 minutes or till the oil separates.
  6. Cut the boneless chicken breast into 2-inch pieces and add the chicken to the kadhai/wok/frying pan. Saute the chicken with the onion-tomato mixture for about 5 minutes.
  7. Simultaneously, check the pressure cooker for steam and open it accordingly. Check if the lentils/dal are well done.
  8. Put the pressure cooker on low heat without covering it. Add the chicken masala to the pressure cooker and mix it well.
  9. Add around 100-150 ml of water as required because the lentils and chicken will soak the water. Keep this on low flame for about 4-5 minutes, and it is ready.
  10. Garnish the Dal Gosht/Dal Chicken with freshly chopped coriander and serve.
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